I. Short essays that give good advice about the research process:
- How to organize data analysis: Nagler, Jonathan. 1995. "Coding Style and Good Computing Practices." PS: Political Science & Politics 28:488-92.
- How to write a paper: Wolfinger, Raymond E. 1993. "Tips for Writing Papers." PS: Political Science & Politics 26:87-8.
- How to publish a paper: King, Gary. 2006. "Publication, Publication." PS: Political Science & Politics 39:119-25.
II. Articles based on datasets used for the course:
The 1970 Vietnam Draft Lottery: Fienberg, Stephen E. 1971. "Randomization and Social Affairs: The 1970 Draft Lottery." Science 171 (3968):255-61.
Turnout in Franklin County, Ohio: Highton, Benjamin. 2006. "Long Lines, Voting Machine Availability, and Turnout: The Case of Franklin County, Ohio in the 2004 Presidential Election." PS: Political Science & Politics 39 (January):65-8.
The European Social Survey: Sides, John, and Jack Citrin. 2007. "European Opinion about Immigration: The Role of Identities, Interests, and Information." British Journal of Political Science 37:477-504.
III. A couple of more substantive examples:
- Multiple regression & influential cases: Jackman, Robert W. 1987. “Political Institutions and Voter Turnout in the Industrial Democracies.” American Political Science Review 81 (2):405-23.
- Logit: Uscinski, Joseph E., and Casey A. Klofstad. 2010. “Who Likes Political Science?: Determinants of Senators' Votes on the Coburn Amendment.” PS: Political Science & Politics (October):701-6.
IV. Considerations for the conduct of quantitative analysis
- Achen, Christopher H. 2002. “Toward a New Political Methodology: Microfoundations and ART.” Annual Review of Political Science 5:423-50. [the following sections: “Introduction,” “Toward Reliable Empirical Generalizations,” and “Summary and Conclusion.”]
- Achen, Christopher H. 2005. “Let's Put Garbage-Can Regressions and Garbage-Can Probits Where They Belong.” Conflict Management and Peace Science 22:327-39.
- "A Quick Tour" from the Stata Graphics Reference Manual.
- "An Introduction to Stata Graphics" from the Social Science Computing Cooperative at the University of Wisconsin.